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Fear and Trembling 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  TR
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Mar 18, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Mr. Neutron (11), New Box (10), and Fear and Tremb...


Fear and Trembling is located on the southeast half of Balanced Rock Wall on the face just to the right of New Box and Mr. Neutron. The start of the climb is the crux. Use small holds and smearing to get up to easier climbing. The corner to the left is off. Once you get up to the large ledge continue to the top by either using the corner or climb straight up the center of the upper face (5.10d).


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Rock Climbing Photo: This is the 5.10d extra finish to F and T.
BETA PHOTO: This is the 5.10d extra finish to F and T.

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By Peter Arndt
Mar 5, 2010

Give the 5.10d finish through the flaring crack on the upper wall.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
May 15, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Damn, that upper section is radical! The moves are a bit long, but good. Feels like solid 5.10d moves for sure. Good addition to this good route. Too bad the pro isn't really there.
By Jeff VS
Sep 26, 2016

This isn't a bad little climb (not counting the 5.11 bit at the top) but I sure think it is way over rated at 5.9. The crux/start is a bit tricky to suss out but it can be done correctly (nothing "off route") at about 5.7 and nothing after the crux seems tougher than 5.7. I have watched people use 5.9 moves to get the crux but they seem more interested in finding marginal hand holds than using some of the nice dancing foot moves to get it done. Just a thought...

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